Overview Nearly 20 years experience in renewable/alternative energy, gas and power. Through the course of his career, has developed, constructed, financed and/or operated renewable and conventional energy businesses in over 25 countries involving more than 30 GWs of power capacity. Prior to joining Riverstone, was one of the principals leading the creation and growth of BP Alternative Energy, one of the world’s largest and most diversified renewable energy companies involving wind, solar, co-generation, gas/LNG power generation, biofuels, energy conversion and carbon sequestration businesses. While at BP, was a principal architect in several strategic acquisitions and developments that positioned the renewable portfolio for significant profitability and future growth. Was also responsible for the development and operations of existing assets and served as Chief Executive, President or board member of several subsidiary companies.
Before BP, has an extensive background in the energy sector. Was at Enron responsible for the acquisition, development, operations and/or financing of a multi-billion dollar portfolio of 16 coal, gas, wind and distribution businesses spread across Asia, as well as some businesses in Latin America. Prior to Enron, was a founding member of a privately held international private power company that developed multiple wind and gas-fired power assets across Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Currently serves on the boards of AES Solar and Pattern Energy Group.
BA, with high departmental honors from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and MBA, beta gamma sigma, from Columbia University. Also completed various post-graduate training at Harvard, Stanford, MIT and Oxford Universities.